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Old 10-29-2003, 01:24 AM   #1
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Question Mozilla Addressbook Launcher


I'm a Linux newbie using Red Hat 9 and I'm trying to create a launcher to open up the Mozilla address book. After a few hours of searching for help on the internet and even taking a look at the mozilla shell script in gedit (in which the only option for the command I saw was -mail) I'm fairly convinced that it cannot be done . If I'm wrong, please tell me... If I'm correct, any suggestions for an address book program that looks simliar to the Windows Outlook Express address book or Mozilla address book? Any help/suggestions are very much appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 07:15 PM   #2
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"create a launcher to open up the Mozilla address book."

The command you are looking for is:
mozilla --addressbook

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Old 10-30-2003, 01:45 AM   #3
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:-\ I tried it already, and I just tried it again to make sure. It doesn't work though. Thanks for the suggestion.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 10:52 AM   #4
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" It doesn't work though."

I have been doing it that way for two years. Try opening a terminal and typing in:
mozilla --addressbook

By starting mozilla in a terminal you might get a meaningful error message.



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Old 10-30-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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It doesn't work... no error message either. A window titled "Select User Profile" pops up.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 07:12 PM   #6
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"A window titled "Select User Profile" pops up."

That is the initialization screen. You get that the first time you run a new version of Mozilla Addressbook. If I remember correctly select "default" and you should be OK.

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Old 10-30-2003, 11:12 PM   #7
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Hm. I tried closing mozilla before opening the launcher, and it worked. When I have the mozilla browser running, however, I click the launcher and the "Select User Profile" window pops up. I select "default" and press "start mozilla" then this error pops up:

Mozilla cannot use the profile "default" because it is in use. Please choose another profile or create a new one.

Weird... I guess this shouldn't matter much since there's an address book button in the mozilla browser, so I could just use that instead of the launcher. It'd still be nice though if the launcher worked when mozilla was running. Thanks for all of your help, it is very much appreciated!
 
  


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